Obituaries

Peter Nicholas Petkovich - 90

10/19/2017 - 10/19/2017
Olympia Fields Peter Nicholas Petkovich was born July 10, 1927, in East Hazelcrest, IL and died October 18, 2017 at his residence in Olympia Fields, IL. He graduated from Thorton High School, where he was an...

Virginia Slater - 91

1/25/1926 - 10/19/2017
Palos Heights Virginia Slater nee Panozzo, age 91. Longtime Palos Heights resident formerly of Chicago’s Riverdale area. A Quality Control Inspector for International Harvester/Navistar, she retired after...

Doris Del Giudice - 92

6/18/1925 - 10/18/2017
Glenwood Doris Del Giudice nee Tennant, age 92. Longtime Glenwood resident, born and raised in Hazel Crest. Retired in 1984 after 40 years of service for the Illinois Central Railroad. Graduate of St....

Nancy P. Bogacz - 79

1/7/1938 - 10/12/2017
Hazel Crest Nancy P. Bogacz nee WIlson, age 79. Hazel Crest Resident formerly of Crete and Steger. Graduate of Bloom High School Class of 1956. Worked 15 years as a Jewelry Department Sales Clerk at Park...

Daniel G. Walsh - 53

9/19/1964 - 10/12/2017
Beecher Daniel G. Walsh, age 53 died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 12th. Daniel, a Certified Public Accountant, graduated from Homewood Flossmoor High School and Northern Illinois University. He was...

Donald J. Croarkin - 84

2/12/1933 - 10/11/2017
Chicago Heights Donald J. Croarkin age 84 of Chicago Heights, formerly of Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. U.S. Army National Guard Veteran. Don attended St. Brides, Chicago, Quigley Prep Seminary, St. Mary...

Dolores M. Pittacora - 87

10/26/1929 - 10/9/2017
Calumet City Dolores M. Pittacora nee Gayer age 87, Longtime Calumet City resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Wife for 37 years of the late Frank Pittacora. Mother of Claudette (late Marco)...

Grace A. Vela nee Alvarez - 75

2/3/1942 - 10/6/2017
Longtime Chicago Heights Grace A. Vela nee Alvarez age 75, Longtime Chicago Heights resident born in Nueva Rosita, Mexico. St Agnes Church parishioner active with the church choir. Graduate of Bloom High School Class of...

John Vrabec - 89

6/5/1928 - 10/1/2017
South Holland John Vrabec age 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 1st at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy where he had resided the past 3 years. Longtime South Holland resident, formerly of...

Yolanda Formentini - 92

5/12/1925 - 9/30/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Yolanda Formentini nee Iaconi age 92, longtime resident of Chicago Heights and parishioner of St. Agnes Church, passed away peacefully at her home in LaGrange on Saturday, September 30th. She...

James F. Panas - 74

11/17/1942 - 9/27/2017
Munster & Columbus, OH James F. Panas age 74. Longtime Columbus, OH resident, recently of Munster, IN. Born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood/St. Willibrord Parish. 1960 graduate of Mendel High School,...

Concetta "Connie" Faso - 99

8/31/1918 - 9/26/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Concetta “Connie” Faso nee Pagoria age 99. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident, passed away peacefully at her home on September 26th surrounded by her family. Graduate of St. Agnes Grammar...

Ida Pollack - 94

3/26/1923 - 9/26/2017
born and raised in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood Ida Pollack, nee Panozzo, age 94. Born and raised in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood/St. Anthony of Padua Parish. Retired after over 35 years of service at Sherwin-Williams Paint Company. Wife of...

Paul J. Nicola - 72

5/16/1945 - 9/25/2017
Flossmoor Resident Paul J. Nicola, age 72. Flossmoor resident formerly of South Holland and Blue Island. Graduate of Mendel Catholic High School in Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood and Lewis University, Lockport,...

Jose T. Bucio - 73

5/14/1944 - 9/22/2017
Chicago Heights Jose Bucio, age 73. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, passed away Friday morning September 22nd. Native of Salvatierra, Guanajuato, Mexico. Retired from Bull Moose Tube Company in Chicago Heights...

Doris Louise Wright - 94

12/13/1922 - 9/20/2017
lifelong Chicago Heights resident Doris Louise Wright nee Busse, age 94. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Wife of the late Fred Wright. Mother of Gena Lien and Allen (late Janene) Busse. Grandmother of Laurie Lien, Robert...

Dorothy Hillier - 95

10/22/1921 - 9/14/2017
Park Forest and Hazel Crest Dorothy Hillier nee Koprek age 95. Longtime Park Forest and Hazel Crest resident, born and raised in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood. Graduate of Harper H.S. Mother of Nancy (Anthony)...

Rose E. Granato - 93

5/21/1924 - 9/14/2017
Calumet City Rose E. Granato nee Pallanti, age 93. Longtime Calumet City resident formerly Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Wife for 69 years to the late Anthony “Midge” Granato. Mother of Frank (Rose...

Walter J. Mandarino - 89

6/20/1928 - 9/11/2017
Coloma, Michigan. Dolton & Chicago's Burnside area Walter J. Mandarino age 89. Longtime Dolton resident, born and raised in Chicago’s Burnside area. He had made his home for the past 18 years on Paw Paw Lake in Coloma, MI. Retired after 50 years...

Keith N. Middleton - 85

2/14/1932 - 9/9/2017
longtime Lynwood resident Keith N. Middleton, age 85, Longtime Lynwood resident formerly of Chicago Heights. United States Marine Veteran. Graduate of Bloom High School Class of 1950. Retired Radio Broadcaster of Chicago...

Joseph Stephen Huegel - 73

7/28/1944 - 9/5/2017
Crete, Park Forest and Roseland Joseph S. Huegel Sr. age 73. Longtime Crete resident, formerly of Park Forest and Chicago’s Roseland area. A retired Truck Salesman, he had worked many years for Truck City of Gary, IN, and...

Jesse C. Crews - 87

7/6/1930 - 9/3/2017
Steger Jesse C. Crews age 87. Longtime Steger resident, born and raised in Evansville, IN. Retired Finish Operator at Republic/LTV Steel with over 30 years of service. U.S. Navy Veteran. Husband of the...

Kathryn J. Paoletta - 90

6/28/1927 - 9/1/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Kathryn J. Paoletta nee Tripodi age 90. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Wife of the late Michael F. Paoletta. Mother of Fred (Jean) Paoletta, Ginnie (late Jerry) Godinez and Michael Paoletta....

Domingo Villarreal - 90

3/27/1927 - 8/25/2017
Longtime Chicago Heights resident Domingo Villarreal, age 90, Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Retired in 1991 from Ford Motor Company Stamping Plant. Husband for 66 years of Maria nee Lopez. Father of Dora, Francisco (Tammy),...

Ruth L. Baro - 75

3/1/1942 - 8/25/2017
Longtime Steger resident Ruth L. Baro nee Leib, age 75. Longtime Steger resident, born and raised in Riverdale. Wife of 55 years to Kenneth Baro. Mother of Lynn Biederman, Kathy (Frank) Kalisik, Vicki (Steven) Davis and...

Patricia Emily Rossi - 98

2/27/1919 - 8/20/2017
Kissimmee, FL formerly of Chicago Heights Patricia Emily Rossi nee Rutledge age 98, passed away peacefully on August 20th in Kissimmee, FL. Former longtime Chicago Heights resident. Wife of the late Dominic L. Rossi. Mother of Mary...

Calogera "Lilla" Baratta - 86

8/7/1931 - 8/19/2017
Longtime Chicago Heights Calogera “Lilla” Baratta nee Bova, age 86, Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Imigrated from Italy in 1968. Wife for 66 years to Filippo Baratta. Mother of Enzo (Ana Lizette) Baratta, Maria...

Joseph John Napoleon - 49

4/30/1968 - 8/19/2017
Mercer, WI and Chicago Heights Joseph John Napoleon, 49, of Mercer, Wisc., formerly of Chicago Heights, Ill., was called to God’s Glory Aug. 19, 2017 after a brief but courageous battle with end-stage cancer. Joe loved Christ...

Ruth Hoffman - 85

10/25/1931 - 8/18/2017
Flossmoor and Crete Ruth Hoffman nee Fazzini, age 85. Longtime Flossmoor and Crete resident, born and raised in Chicago Heights. Bloom H.S. graduate. Ruth serviced the South Suburbs as a Real Estate Broker for over 35...

Phyllis A. Petrongelli - 71

4/18/1946 - 8/15/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Phyllis A. Petrongelli nee Zagone age 71. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Retired after 40 years of service as Administrative Assistant to the Fire Chief of Chicago Heights. She was...

Jane Cotton-Parker - 73

11/2/1943 - 8/9/2017
Chicago Heights Jane Cotton-Parker nee Hutton age 73. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, born and raised in Kansas. Retired Executive Assistant for GMAC Finance with over 40 years of service. Wife of John L....

Irene A. Lach nee Stefanisin - 87

7/5/1930 - 8/9/2017
Longtime Chicago Heights Irene A. Lach nee Stefanisin, age 87. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Attended Lindblom High School. Former office manager at Polk Bros. and 20 year deli counter server at the South Chicago...

Eleanore D. Gasik - 88

9/15/1928 - 8/8/2017
Lifelong Chicago Heights resident Eleanore D. Gasik, nee Krzykowski. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident. Wife of the late Lawrence Gasik. Mother of Christopher (Mary), Barry (Jeanne), Mark (Ann), and Rose Marie. Grandmother of...

Gloria Ann Violante - 83

1/5/1934 - 8/8/2017
South Holland and Roseland Gloria Ann Violante age 83. Longtime South Holland resident formerly of Roseland/St. Anthony Parish. Retired Condemned Property Clerk for the Cook County Assessor’s Office with over 25 years of...

Cathleen Pellegrini - 49

4/21/1968 - 8/8/2017
Homewood Cathleen Pellegrini nee Coghlan, age 49. Longtime Homewood resident. Graduate of Hillcrest High School. Mother of Jordan, Mary and Emma Pellegrini. Daughter of the late Lucille “Jean” nee...

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